At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, our doctors provide allergy shots to help reduce your immune system's hypersensitivity to seasonal (weeds, grasses, trees) and indoor allergens (dust mites and pets) or insect stings (bees and wasps). Allergy shots in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, are available for children and adults though not typically recommended for children under age five because younger children may have difficulty cooperating with the program and articulating any negative symptoms they may be experiencing.
Allergy Shots: What to Know
The duration of allergy season and the severity of your symptoms influence your and our allergist's decision to administer allergy shots in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX. We'll also look at how well medications and environmental controls are helping your allergy symptoms, your desire to avoid long-term medication use and the amount of time you have for treatment (allergy shots require a significant commitment).
Allergy shots function similarly to vaccines. Your body reacts to an allergen by developing immunity when injected in small amounts and administered in gradually increasing doses. Our doctor administers these shots in two phases: build-up and maintenance. There are two phases: Build-up involves injections with increasing amounts of the allergens about one to two times per week. Maintenance begins once you reach the effective dose. During this phase, extended periods of time occur between treatments, ranging from two to four weeks.
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Allergy shots don't treat work for food intolerances. However, allergy shots in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, can be helpful if your symptoms aren't well-controlled by medications; and you can't avoid the triggers of your allergic reactions. They're also worth considering if you want to reduce your long-term use of allergy medication, are allergic to insect stings, or have allergy medications that interact with others you must take or have bothersome side effects.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about allergy shots in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, we offer two convenient locations for patients. Call (817) 428-7000 for our Fort Worth location and (817) 410-2111 for our Southlake office.